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UNEP's Linking Regional Adaptation Knowledge to Country Level Adaptation Programs, 28 February 2011

UNEP's Linking Regional Adaptation Knowledge to Country Level Adaptation Programs, 28 February 2011

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  • Good morning all. I am Deependra Tandukar from ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development is mandated to work in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region, green area in the map on the screen. The region stretches from Myanmar in the east to Afghanistan in the west. Given the volume of ice and snow stored in the region, it is often referred to as the ‘Third Pole’. The region is also a water tower of Asia, it is a source of 10 major rivers of Asia.This region is home to diverse ethnic communities and is incredibly rich in biodiversity.Various drivers of changes such as climate change, land-use change and other global changes are impacting the region. ICIMOD aims to enhance resilience and support adaptation of mountain communities through its 3 thematic programmes – water, livelihood options, and ecosystem services; and 1 cross cutting programme knowledge management. All of ICIMOD’s activities are in one way or other trying to build understanding of these changes.
  • Talking about ICIMOD’s intervention for climate change adaptation – we have activities related to adaptation across all of its programmes, from adaptation to water stress, through adaptation related to forest and agriculture, to specific livelihood strategies including migration. The knowledge generated needs to be shared across the region and beyond. ICIMOD serves as a knowledge, learning, and enabling centre across the region and a hub for collation and dissemination of a wide range of relevant information.We have a strong dissemination approach, focused in web tools, publications (all available online for free), participation in and holding of meeting, and media information.ICIMOD also has internal climate change adaptation resource group (CARE) to ensure in-house exchange and coordination of climate change adaption activities.We are in the process of developing a regional CCA portal for the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region that brings together relevant information and knowledge in one place. The platform will be used for dialogue, interaction, and uploading of information resources and we would expect o closely interlink with similar portals in exchanging information and knowledge in climate change adaptation.
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    • 1. ICIMOD KM forClimate Change AdaptationLinking Regional Adaptation Knowledge toCountry Level Adaptation Programs28 February 2011BangkokDeependra TandukarInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain DevelopmentKathmandu, Nepal
    • 2. About ICIMOD• Regional, independent, intergovernmental knowledge, learning and enabling centre• Regional member countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan• Assist mountain people to understand and adapt to changes, support regional transboundary programmes through partnership • World’s highest mountains • Source of 10 major rivers • All or part of 4 global biodiversity hotspots • Mountain ecosystem provides services to 210 million people directly and 1.3 billion indirectly
    • 3. ICIMOD information pathwaysClimate Change Adaptation Regional adaptation strategy Conferences ICIMOD projects/activities Bhutan workshops (two way exchange of summit meetings information) Donor agencies • Synthesis/summary of projects/activities • Publications • Vulnerability reports ICIMOD web • Adaptation practices Policy makers platform • …. Access relevant info Media Partners Sharing of research findings and Adaptive other info practices/issues Other partners Local communities • CARE (Climate Change Adaptation Resource Group) • HKH CCA portal (planned)
    • 4. Thank you